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Remembering Marshall McLuhan
Last week marked the birthday of Marshall McLuhan, who would have turned 106 on July 21st. Marshall McLuhan is a famous media theorist who was born in Alberta and spent most of his professional career as a professor at the University of Toronto.

June Round-Up
Here is a recap of what went on at UTP in the month of June.

UTP Titles for Canada Day
Canada is turning 150, and we can't think of a better way to celebrate than to learn more about this great country. Here are some UTP titles to add to your reading list, or use in your classes.

Career Opportunity

Position: Editorial Assistant
Posted: July 13, 2017
Location: Yonge and Bloor area, Toronto
Appointment Type: Full time, salaried
Summary and Key Responsibilities:

Assist a team of Acquisitions Editors in the signing, developing, and publishing of outstanding books. You will be involved in managing the peer review process, cover development, clearing permissions, conduct market research, and assist in preparing manuscripts, art work, and ancillaries for transmittal into production.

Key Responsibilities:

• Peer Review
o Secure readers for projects as directed by the Acquisitions Editor (AE) or assumes responsibility for executing the review after readers found by the AE.
o Provides readers with direction regarding review requirements and establishes delivery dates for submission.
o Manage tracking grid to monitor readers and follows up as per UTP peer review guidelines to ensure timely delivery of reader reports.
o Provide completed reports to AE on agreed upon schedule.

• Cover Research
o Consult with the individual AEs and work with them and the author to ensure selection of appropriate cover image for front list titles.
o Secure cover images within budget and on schedule.

• Editorial Tasks
o These activities are generally designed to support the acquisition process and will vary depending on the requirements of the division.
o Develops budgets for new projects under consideration by AEs.
o Prepare manuscript for the review phase or for transmittal into production.
o Review artwork against UTP requirements and create art inventories.
o Development/editing of ancillary materials for select titles.
o Assist authors with clearing permissions.
o Conduct market research as assigned by AEs.
o Assist with Manuscript Review Committee (MRC) and special projects as assigned.

Education, Qualifications and Experience:

• University graduate.
• Two years’ publishing experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Attributes:

• Knowledge of the higher education community and the publishing industry, particularly academic publishing.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
• Expertise with Microsoft Suite including Excel.
• Highly organized.
• Adobe Professional, Social Media (i.e. Facebook, Twitter), experience with Illustrator.
• Proven analytic ability, excellent research skills.
• Tact and diplomacy under pressure.
• A good fit with our core values of respect, innovation and accountability.

Interested in Applying?:

Please send your resume with a covering letter by July 28, 2017, to: hr@utpress.utoronto.ca. Please indicate, Editorial Assistant, in the subject line and your salary expectations in the covering letter.